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Earthquake in Delhi, for the fifth time in two months. Another tragedy for India.

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A medium-intensity earthquake of 4.5 magnitudes hit near Rohtak in Haryana on the 29th of May 2020, Friday. Later in a span of tremors were felt across Delhi and nearby regions of Noida and Gurugram.
According to the National Centre of Seismology, the first quake occurred at a depth of 5km at 9:08 pm.
The second quake occurred within a span of one hour and was of lower intensity magnitude 2.9 and occurred at the same location at 10 pm, the NCS said.
This is the third time tremors have been felt in Delhi-NCR in the month of May and the fifth time in the last two months.
Earlier, on the 10th of May, a medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.4 had hit the capital with an epicenter near Northeast Delhi’s Wazirpur area. Later, on the 15th of May, Delhi was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake hit 13km NW of New Delhi.
The same area was also the epicenters of the earthquakes of magnitudes 3.5 and 2.7 respectively which hit on the 12th of April and on the 13th of April.
The Bureau of Indian Standards has classified the entire country into four seismic groups- ranging from Zone II (low intensity) to Zone V (very severe).
Large parts of Delhi, Haryana, and Chandigarh however fall in Zone IV(severe), making them prone to earthquakes. The region has also several fault lines like Moradabad, Panipat, and Sohna faults.
People took this to Twitter to claim that it’s the proverbial end for India what with the country already grappling with coronavirus, locust swarms, cyclone, and now earthquake. In no time, hashtag #earthquake became the top Twitter trend in India.